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au·to·bi·og·ra·phy

 (ô′tō-bī-ŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. au·to·bi·og·ra·phies
The biography of a person written by that person.

au′to·bi·og′ra·pher n.
au′to·bi′o·graph′ic (-bī′ə-grăf′ĭk), au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal adj.
au′to·bi′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

autobiography

(ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ; ˌɔːtəbaɪ-)
n, pl -phies
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person
ˌautobiˈographer n

au•to•bi•og•ra•phy

(ˌɔ tə baɪˈɒg rə fi, -bi-, ˌɔ toʊ-)

n., pl. -phies.
a history of a person's life written or told by that person.
[1790–1800]
au`to•bi•og′ra•pher, n.

autobiography

An account of the writer’s own life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autobiography - a biography of yourself
biography, life history, life story, life - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
memoir - an account of the author's personal experiences

autobiography

noun life story, record, history, résumé, memoirs He published his autobiography last autumn.
Quotations
"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing" [Quentin Crisp The Naked Civil Servant]
Translations
تَرْجَمَة حَياة المُؤلِّف بِقَلَمِهسِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة
autobiografie
selvbiografi
omaelämäkerta
autobiografija
önéletrajz
sjálfsævisaga
自叙伝
자서전
autobiografijaautobiografinis
autobiogrāfija
autobiografia
avtobiografija
självbiografi
อัตชีวประวัติ
otobiyografiöz yaşam öyküsü
tiểu sử tự thuật

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Nautobiografía f

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfi] nautobiographie f

autobiography

autobiography

[ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfɪ] nautobiografia

autobiography

(oːtəbaiˈogrəfi) noun
the story of a person's life written by himself.
ˌautobioˈgraphic(al) (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective

autobiography

سِيْرَةٌ ذاتِيَّة autobiografie selvbiografi Autobiografie αυτοβιογραφία autobiografía omaelämäkerta autobiographie autobiografija autobiografia 自叙伝 자서전 autobiografie selvbiografi autobiografia autobiografia автобиография självbiografi อัตชีวประวัติ otobiyografi tiểu sử tự thuật 自传
References in classic literature ?
One of our living autobiographers states that when he was a small baby in Moscow in 1812 the French soldiers fed him with bread.
In determining and illustrating what happens to autobiographers when the embark on that specific task, writer and teacher Melanie Brooks sought guidance from the memorists who most moved her to answer these questions.
Topics discussed include how photography has impacted 19th century realist fiction, Walter Benjamin's conception of history, post-Harlem Renaissance literature, and how literary autobiographers picture themselves.
Rather than discouraging autobiography as an individualist act, the communist milieu actually encouraged it, but set it along a certain path, almost giving would-be autobiographers certain tropes that they were to follow, in which 'the emotional' was to be 'embedded in the political' (p7).
Divided into three sections, the thematic organization of the book groups the six autobiographers in such a way as to allow for an original analysis and comparison of each text.
Schlink reflects on the role of novelists, autobiographers, journalists and historians in telling 'the Truth' about the past.
Lyons identifies a high degree of deference to and imitation of the literary canon but also a culture of resistance among French worker autobiographers.
Jacob Rosenberg, a prizewinning author and the best known of the seven selected autobiographers, has written two volumes spanning his childhood in Poland in the 1930s, his incarceration in Auschwitz, and the early years of his new life in Australia.
Unlike the disparate and often contradictory voices represented by the three black memoirists, her reading of the three white autobiographers shows the efforts on the parts of all three to use their narratives to counter stereotypes about Southern whiteness.
Third, he emphasizes the importance of the dialogue that autobiographers exhibit between themselves and others (what Taylor calls their "interlocutors"), such as John Stuart Mill being changed by reading Wordsworth or many recent intercultural autobiographers being changed by learning from their parents or mentors.
Although this point would be difficult to prove in terms of hard evidence, South African autobiographers may be especially preoccupied with their 'South Africanness' because an inclusive national identity and citizenship were usurped for so long by--or at least, in the name of--an oppressive minority.
The treatment of time unifies the volume more than any other theme, with each of the four sections returning at some point to the interactions of chronos and kairos that structure self-presentation by diarists, autobiographers, and chroniclers.